April 13, 2022
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Dr. Hardy Boeckle
Minister and Head of Economic, Trade, and Finance Department
Embassy of Germany
Dr. Hardy Boeckle has been the Head of the Economic, Trade, and Finance Department at the German Embassy since July 2021. Before arriving in Washington, Dr. Boeckle was responsible for relations with the southern E.U. member states at the German Foreign Office in Berlin. From 2014 to 2017, he served as press spokesperson of Germany‘s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, and before that Dr. Boeckle was head of the cultural and education department at the German Embassy in Beijing. He has also led the division for coordination of German Government European policy at the Federal Chancellery and held postings in Berlin, Paris, and Brussels with responsibility for European policy issues, as well as questions regarding European economic and fiscal policy and the European single market. Dr. Boeckle holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Cologne. Directly following his studies, he worked at the Institute of Economic Research in Cologne.